Sustainability Begins With Oneself
Life is a reflection of our collective state of being. And since it is so, at some point it becomes no longer helpful to only maintain one's own sense of safety and peacefulness - for the suffering in the world is also reflected in the existence of a single being, in some facet or form. This is when it becomes time to devote oneself to service for the healing of another being, community, and the greater world. For to support the healing of another, is to heal oneself... and visa versa. Loving oneself blossoms into the ability to be loving with even those who have once seemed the worst enemies.
Sustainability begins with oneself - it begins with becoming more self-sufficient. Recognizing the ability one has to choose and influence one's experience of life - the joy and happiness, as well as pain. Choosing self-empowerment over self-pity, embracing truthfulness and bringing insight to illuminate the shadows of illusions.